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Hank Jacky and Max Jones have joined Kirtley-Cole Associates as project managers. Jacky has 16 years of construction industry experience, is LEED-accredited and was previously with CDK Construction and Foushee &Associates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University. Jones has 22 years of experience and was previously with SD Deacon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Purdue University.


The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Networking Event is May 8. The general meeting and luncheon begins at 11:15 a.m. at the Medallion Hotel at 16710 Smokey Point Blvd., in Arlington. Registration is online. For more information, go to

Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join Mountlake Terrace officials for a cup of coffee and to hear first-hand what’s happening in the city from 8 to 9 a.m. May 9 at the Recreation Pavilion Center Court, 5303 228th Street SW. For more information, go to or call Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

The city of Edmonds, with the Port of Edmonds, Swedish/Edmonds and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, will host a forum to discuss economic development in South Snohomish County. Troy McClelland, president and CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County, will be a speaker. The meeting is at noon on May 11 in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library. For more information, contact Carolyn LaFave at 425-771-0247 or

Good Morning, Snohomish County! will meet from 7 to 9 a.m. May 11 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. It is a chance to network and gain exposure for your business. Investors are welcome to bring materials or promotional items for the display table. For reservations, call Economic Alliance Snohomish County at 425-248-4227.

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County annual meeting is at 11:30 a.m. May 16 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The keynote speaker is the vice president and general manager of the Boeing 767 program, Kim Pastega. The Herald Business Journal will present the 2011 Executive of the Year and 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Additionally, two EASC community awards, the Henry M. Jackson Citizen of the Year Award and the John M. Fluke Sr. Service Award, will be presented. Registration is required.

Association of Washington Business President Don C. Brunell is scheduled to address the Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual leadership breakfast at 7:30 a.m. May 17 at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center in downtown Lake Stevens. The attendance fee of $20 includes a full breakfast. RSVP by May 10 to or call 425-334-0433.

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Black and White Gala is scheduled for May 19 at the Gleneagle Golf Course &Country Club. A champagne reception hosted by Nancy Winkley of Comcast Business Class opens the event at 5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call Julie Morse at 360-653-1900 or Mary Jane at the chamber office 360-659-5453.

The MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest Mix &Mingle will be at 5 p.m. May 23 at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle. Entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals, executives, volunteers and students can register for this last mixer of the season at

The Boom City Swap Meet on the Tulalip reservation will reopen this weekend and run every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through early September. It will be closed June 4 to July 13 for regular Boom City fireworks vendors. Those interested in vendor space at the Swap Meet can sign up at or call 425-359-3864.

Vigor Industrial is the title sponsor of the 2012 Seattle Maritime Festival, May 8-12. The family friendly festival includes tugboat races, a boat-building competition, chowder cook-offs, a career day for the maritime industry and numerous other activities. Vigor Industrial employs nearly 2,000 people in Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Port Angeles, Bremerton, Everett and Ketchikan, Alaska.

OneMain Financial is celebrating Customer Appreciation Days throughout May. The event is designed to provide area residents and customers the opportunity to support their local community. The OneMain Financial branch in Everett will collect clothing donations to help support the mission of Goodwill. OneMain Financial is at 221 SE Everett Mall Way in Suite M-4. For more information, call 425-353-8811.


Job hunters can take advantage of free skills workshops sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries and WorkSource Snohomish County. In May and June, the topic will be networking and job-seeking with LinkedIn. Class sizes are limited, soregistration is required by calling the library or enrolling online at

At 10 a.m. on May 12, AAA Travel experts present Cruising 101 at the Nile Shrine Golf and Country Club at 6601 244 St. SW in Mountlake Terrace. The presentation will address what travelers need to know about taking their first cruise. The event is free. RSVP at 425-438-2232.


Local security and sound systems company NW Security and Sound reopened in a new location on May 1. The company specializes in low-voltage systems of all kinds and has been providing clients with custom-designed products and systems for morethan 15 years. The new office is at 1208 10 St. in Snohomish.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch inside Safeway at 23632 Highway 99 in Edmonds. The new branch offers a full range of credit-union services. Alaska USA operates 21 branches in the state.

The city of Everett’s Office of Neighborhoods is accepting nominations through June 1 for the 18th annual Monte Cristo Awards to honor property owners who have shown extensive pride in their property. Nomination forms are available at Everett Library branches, the city’s office lobby in the Wall Street Building, the PUD, local home improvement stores, neighborhood associations or by contacting Wendy McClure at 425-257-8717 or

The Snohomish County Public Utility District and 11 other local organizations have cut energy use in buildings by 10 percent or more as part of the PUD’s communitywide Energy Challenge. The businesses include Dykeman Architecture, Edmonds Community College, Fluke, Intermec, Judd &Black Everett, Kidder Mathews, Lake Stevens School District, Philips Ultrasound, Premera and four QFC stores. To learn more about the PUD Energy Challenge, call 425-783-1700 or go to www.jointhePUD

Good deeds

Windermere Real Estate in Marysville recently donated $7,500 to the Marysville YMCA through the Windermere Foundation’s Kids at the Y program. The office has donated $15,000 to the program this year. Marysville Windermere associates volunteer their time to assist with activities.

This year marks the tenth year of the Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund. In the past 10 years, Coastal Community Bank employees have awarded more than $190,000 in grants to Snohomish County nonprofit organizations. Employees contribute to a charitable fund held at the Greater Everett Community Foundation and take turns serving on a grant committee.

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